Hounslow Council welcomes additional police funding from the Mayor of London

In his Budget for 2018-19 the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has committed to investing an additional £110 million into the Metropolitan Police.

Published: Friday, 2nd March 2018

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In his Budget for 2018-19 the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has committed to investing an additional £110million into the Metropolitan Police.

The additional funding will be used to help combat knife crime; deliver a two per cent police pay increase; boost officer numbers; improve support for those taken in by the police with mental health problems; as well as providing investment in police buildings and technology.

The Council recently reaffirmed its commitment to keeping residents safe by announcing an investment of £1,149,000 to fund one Police Sergeant and nine Constables for three years, to help deliver the Council’s priorities.

Councillor Hanif Khan, Cabinet Member for Community Protection and Enforcement, Hounslow Council said: 

“In recent years, the Met Police have had to find £600m of savings, so the Mayor’s commitment to increase funding over the next year is very welcome indeed. 
In the past we’ve fully supported the Mayor’s efforts to combat knife crime in the capital so we are pleased to hear that this is one of the areas to receive additional funding. It is important that we empower our young people to make the right choices and we provide support to those who are at risk of becoming involved in crime.

Our police in Hounslow continue to provide valued support to the Council and have proven their effectiveness time and time again in keeping residents safe across the borough.”

 

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